Books in English

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willienelson
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Books in English

Post by willienelson » Thu May 21, 2020 4:16 pm

Hi all, just wondering if anyone is aware of any online bookshops in Santiago that deliver books in English?

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Re: Books in English

Post by admin » Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 pm

try amazon
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Re: Books in English

Post by Jamers41 » Thu May 21, 2020 10:46 pm

admin wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:08 pm
try amazon
Mmm.....personally I think Jeff Bezos is doing well enough as it is.

Also I have heard of international mail being refused lately by Correos de Chile, not sure how extensive that would be or what mail supposedly could import COVID according to that logic but I recently found out about a letter that a relative sent to me from the US that was sent back (specifically it said "refused" in Chile).

Books 'n Bits is a chain of English language book stores with stores in several locations in Chile, from what I see they do normally offer online sales with delivery but currently cannot due to the lockdown. Perhaps whenever it lifts?

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Re: Books in English

Post by scandinavian » Thu May 21, 2020 11:39 pm

I buy books for my kids school at books and bits. I am pretty sure that school books is their main business (and seems like a very profitable one). I have never noticed literature for adults in their store. Could be they have a few somewhere, I guess.
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Re: Books in English

Post by bones » Fri May 22, 2020 10:26 am

Are e-books an option? I started using the Overdrive app with Kindle since getting hard copy books in English was kind of a pain/expensive. I can link to my US library's system and check them out. And of course you can also buy the e-books.

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Re: Books in English

Post by admin » Fri May 22, 2020 12:45 pm

well, it is either e-books or order from Amazon really.

if you find a bookstore in Chile with any english books at all, the selection will be very limited. most the time they just have a collection of classics, which are in the public domain anyway and can be downloaded for free. The only place I have seen any recent or popular books in English are the travel stores at the airports, and typically they only have like say 5 or 10 books.
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